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Chart Check: Nicki Minaj Eyes Sleeper Hit With ‘High School’

nicki minaj that grape juice she is diva super bass Chart Check: Nicki Minaj Eyes Sleeper Hit With High School

‘They whisper her success but scream at her losses’.

For Nicki Minaj, the above is unfortunately the case when it comes to her naysayer’s perception of her brand…ever eager to downplay what she has achieved since her arrival. Of course, Minaj does at times make it easy them.

From isolating her core female audience who once billed her their fashion icon with an ‘ethnically cleansed’/unattainable new look- and simply forgetting to promote all of the singles spawned by ‘Reloaded’, it’s not as though her detractors are always unfair towards her….or the sophomore album that was supposed to outsell its predecessor.

However, it seems her immaculate handling of her new single ‘High School’ has seen her fans speak far louder than critics where it matters…the charts.

Details below…

After becoming a fan favorite on her 2012 EP ‘The Re-Up‘, Minaj‘s ‘High School’ now boasts US sales of 225,860 units since April 16th 2013.

Marking her fastest selling Hip Hop single since the now Gold ‘Beez In The Trap’, ‘School’s slow but steady ascent to commercial glory saw it shift 18,831 units in the last week, without the aid of heavy rotation on the Top 40 outlets that saw ‘Starships’ move 7.2 million units worldwide.

Quite interestingly, the song’s romantic theme seems to have won over the same audience that took her 2010 singles ‘Your Love’ and ‘Right Thru Me‘ to sales of over 1 million units each, a feat that should hopefully influence the direction of her third studio album…set for release in the coming months.

Indeed, if the song has already sold over 200,000 units on the back of one award show performance, one can only imagine how well album #3 will fare if the Rapper pulls from the same formula and backs it up with physical promotional it’d be deserving of.

For, it’s no coincidence that ‘Pink Friday‘- whose cuts are closer to ‘High School’ than the cuts on ‘Reloaded’ are- now sits pretty at sales of 3.8 million worldwide, while the aggressive and far less feminine ‘Reloaded’ struggles to surpass the 1 million mark in the US.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    Rihanna # 1 Fan T says:
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    GO NICKI !

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    chiiiiile….

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    DaHotNig Replied:

    Step outta line and you will get slayed today you stank b****! I am already ready to put fist that big black ocean u call a p**** b****! With boxing gloves on of course…

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    Yea Whateva Replied:

    @Truth, That’s right b**** swerve out yo lane and see what happens!

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:22 pm
    Suicide Blonde says:
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    Honestly i like her first album but after that, she deserted her artistry.

    Play: Roman’s Revenge (Feat. Eminem)[King of Hip Hop]

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    JARED (WHITE DUDE) Replied:

    I like that picture of Kurt, but…

    Eddie Vedder >>>>>>>

    ;)

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    How you dare?…never ever, i love Pearl Jam but let’s not, Layne Staley was better than both tho.

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    JARED (WHITE DUDE) Replied:

    LOL.

    Kurt is the bigger cultral icon but Eddie, undoubtedly, has the bigger legacy.

    Definetely… I love Layne but I love Chris Cornell above all of them. < He's Norwegian and Israeli apparently.

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    f*** you, Layne is my man, all of them comes after him for me, i gree tho, Kurt is a cult figure.

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    JARED (WHITE DUDE) Replied:

    “No Excuses, Got Me Wrong and Grind” are my favourite A.I.C songs… What about you?

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    ‘Nutshell’, ‘Stay Away’ and ‘Down In A Hole’ are my favs, ‘of Flies’ is my all time fav. album, i know is just an EP but I have much fear of hearing that album more than twice because I feel that one day I will get tired of it and I will not feel the same, is the album that i have heard the most in my life followed by ‘Nevermind’.

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    JARED (WHITE DUDE) Replied:

    Oh yes…

    Which album, of Nirvana’s, do you like more:

    “Nevermind” or “In Utero”?

    I actually LOVE “In Utero” and think that it was better than “Nevermind” in sonic/lyrical terms, but I know quite a few stoners (‘Nirvana fans) who, actually, hate that album and it is never looked upon with the same acclaim.

    I know “Nevermind” is ICONIC and practically brought Grunge Alt-Rock to the mainstream but,

    Hmmm…

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    In Utero’ is a better album IMO, Bleach’ is also a fav. of mine.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    MONICA STAN *LOVE ALL OVA ME* says:
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    The first paragraph….LMAO….the irony #hypocrites

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    BarbzRUs Replied:

    Explain.

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    MONICA STAN *LOVE ALL OVA ME* Replied:

    They do the same s*** w/ Rihanna but I’m sleep :)

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:30 pm
    ANON says:
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    I never understood why I stopped liking Nicki until now. She used to be cute with PF then she got too rough and ratchet, back then she knew how to balance it out but now its just ratchet everything.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    DeezNuts says:
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    I’m excited for this New Era. Nicki is gonna SNATCH soooooo many rap b**** wigs it’ll be hard to watch!

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    Blackout2.0 Replied:

    Girl stop, she snatched all the rap wigs in 08 now it’s time for her to snatch the Pop ones with Hip hop like she did with Pink.

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    LTM Replied:

    The only Pop wigs she’ll snatch are from Cher Lloyd and Ke$ha. Keep reaching

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    Nahhh…Eve, Missy, and Lil Krim needs their wigs RE-SNATCHED.
    (Even though Eve snatched her own Wig with 8500 records sold.) lmfao

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    FLATLINES @deze

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:40 pm
    HausMuthaAdele says:
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    FINALLY Grape are being honest about Onika’s mess. I still think she’s the baddest RAPPER to come in the game in a while but I’m not dealing with this non promoting and Dolly Parton teas she stays giving us.

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    she CANNN rap, i’ll give her that. But her attitude is STANK!!!!

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:41 pm
    JOHNVIDAL says:
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    I´m confused. Where is this song in the Hot100? Just asking.

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    Peaked at 64 and now sits a 78.

    Next time I suggest you LOOK at the chart and answeriyour own question sis. :)

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    NO ONE is looking THAT low on the charts for a song booboo

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    JOHNVIDAL Replied:

    That was my point hun. I wanted to make it clear that this song is not a hit and such a post is unnecessary.

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    TRUST ME TRUTH…I’ve been looking High and Low on the charts for your favs and they arent there AT ALL sis.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm
    LTM says:
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    226k for song that’s almost 2 months old is not a sleeper hit or a hit at all. Especially when Nicki got weekly exposure on Idol and performed it at the Billboard Awards. That’s a flop.

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    :D Did Nicki perform it on Idol? NO.

    TGJ is arguing that is Nicki had promoted the song more and performed it other places besides the BBA then it would probably be more successful.

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    honey its a flop so eat my p****. (spreads creamy thighs)

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:45 pm
    HoneychildPlease says:
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    She is from my hometown QUEENS,NY! I was here for Nicki during the first album, but the 2nd one just wasn’t good and i am a huge pop fan though! She turned a lot of her loyal fans off, and i just hope she can recapture what the thing that made people love her! IDK…that attitude though!

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    EXACTLY!!! it’s her attitude that turnt me off her. i used to like her when she FIRST came out but then that funky attitude started showing and chiiiiiiile

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm
    Eve stan says:
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    its a FLOP honey

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    LMFAOOOOOOOO :D

    Two Words : LIP LOCK!

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    DEAD #icant

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    IGGY GODZALEA Replied:

    But sis…..

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  • June 6, 2013 at 3:54 pm
    JARED (WHITE DUDE) says:
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    “Romans Revenge & Did It On Em” are, at best, my all-time favourite Nicki songs… Everything else >>>>>>>

    As of April 2012 though… She completely lost me.

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    That’s you?

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    JARED (WHITE DUDE) Replied:

    Yeah… LOL.

    *Play Responsibly*

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    Suicide Blonde Replied:

    Lol, you’re cute, you see, i’m nice.

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    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) Replied:

    i drug the f*** outta someone with your name the other day.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    BarbiePussy says:
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    Nicki needs to learn about balance. Her make up is too extreme and so is her music. Once before her songs were rap but still had a nice soft touch to it so people who didn’t like rap could like it but now she’s gone two far the other way in both senses. Too Pop and too Rap. HS met in the middle and that’s why it’s doing so good.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:05 pm
    IGGY GODZALEA says:
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    Pink Friday shits on Roman Reloaded, I think everyone can agree on that. It sold more and got Grammy attention for a reason and it wasn’t just better promo. PF had a perfect balance of urban and commercial appeal to it. Moment 4 Life remains her best single because both pop and hip-hop radio played it. I need that Nicki, 2010 Nicki to comeback for album #3.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:09 pm
    PRINCE CARTER FENTY says:
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    Pink Friday >>>>>> I actually like High School ( Minus Lil Wayne)

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:10 pm
    BeyWhoUWanna says:
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    Nicki looks like she got handed a lifetime supply of blonde wigs and plaster of paris and I’m no longer here for it.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:15 pm
    GagitaMaraj says:
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    I really wish she would read this because this is some true s***.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:16 pm
    truth(icki's b**** ASS STANS can EAT ME honey!! Yall b**** is a STANK p**** FLOP chile! (puckers lips like Drake)) says:
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    HONEY WHAT YOU ‘MEEAN’ SURPASS A MILLI??!!! IT’S GOT TO FIRST SELL A MILLI!! THIS b**** WEAK!!!

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    How old you?? Seriously..no shade (yet), but your reading comprehension is a little shaky sis. :(

    No but seriously..how old are you tho? lmfao

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    Yolanda says:
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    High School was on Itunes as a single purchase in April 2012. But, I digress.

    More important, I agree with Sam. If she keeps up the same formula (pornhub) on High School with the rest of her videos, she will see success.

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    LaLopez Replied:

    April 2012? Kiii kiii what kind of imagination. High School didn’t EXIST in April 2012 because she recorded for the Re Up so what are you talking about?

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    MuiMui Replied:

    Nicki has got her hustle on lock and i respect her for that,no matter what shes still doing the things to keep right on building up her brand and it might not be like many like but at least shes trying really hard to make her career a success.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 4:34 pm
    Savannah says:
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    226k? Sounds like a FLOP to me!

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  • June 6, 2013 at 5:04 pm
    HOTSTUFF says:
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    What’s all this ranting about ? it’s a fucki*g FLOP. Shes over ! The Re-up flopped ! and it was more a less the same formula like her first album( pop hooks and rap, no dance)….this means a huge part of her fan base said ‘BUH-BYE HEAUX.’ But she can always sing Starship for the rest of her life at festivals tho.

    xoxo

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    b**** shut the f*** up. :D

    The fact that you said PFRR has no dance tracks shows you have no idea what the f*** youre talking about.

    Return back when I send for you hoe. :)

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    HOTSTUFF Replied:

    b**** im talking about the RE-UP before she re- released it ! Not PFRR !
    When the Re-Up came out i downloaded that s*** for FREE and it was an EP with only Rap songs with pop hooks. Since then she has re-released it and added all the songs from PFRR. SIT DA f*** DOWN LIKE YOUR FLOP ASS FAVE.

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    b****! lmfao THE REUP WAS NEVVVVVVVVER an EP. The Reup is the re-release of PFRR. Meaning the Reup and PFRR come together in the same packaging.

    SHe never rereleased the ReUp b**** are you f****** stupid?!?! LMFAOOO :D

    ANNNNND THE FACT THAT YOUR DUMB ASS DOWNLOADED IT IS VERY AMUSING b****. remain seated b****. lmfaooooooooooooooo
    Bye, have a nice day!

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    @DEEZNUTS…

    Don’t even waste your time with this DUMB TRICK.

    She is renowned on this site for talking the absolute worst kind of b*******.

    She is right up there with: Sybil, Kate Middleton & Damien!!!

    :) :) :)

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    Confused ass b****. LMFAO *im literallly in tears because you are so f****** stupid!

    SO…youre telling me…Nicki released PFRR..then released >>PFRR:The Re-Up<<…then RE-Released the PFRR:REUP adding the songs from PFRR?!? LMFOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I CAHNTT Stupidity at its finest.

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    HOTSTUFF Replied:

    Well Heaux the link i got on twitter when that s*** leaked gave me 8 songs ! …so what ever it doesn’t take the fact that she’s a sophomore slump with the release of a 1000 videos and flop singles one after the next like diarrhea LMAO.
    Having said that, im out, i got no more time for fans of flop in denial tonight xoxo.

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    Please sit the f*** down and shut the f*** up.

    Are you serious? Do you actually have the audacity to talk about “generic formulae” when RihSHITa is renowned for doing the exact same thing.

    DUMB b****.

    Don’t talk unless you know what the f*** you’re talking about.

    FILTHY HOE.

    :) :) :)

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  • June 6, 2013 at 5:05 pm
    BitchyBey says:
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    200k in two months is nothing to turn your nose up at 2bh.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm
    XtinaaLovee says:
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    The struggle to make Nicki look like she has a hit in 2013

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    DeezNuts Replied:

    The struggle for Xtina to hide her vocal damage in 2013.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 5:43 pm
    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) says:
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    the biggest issue with nicki right now, is that her head got to big too fast…just because white people supports you doesnt give you the right to bash, legends, rap legends that came before you…..

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    Where’s Jazmine though…

    Oh, yes, that’s it: insignificant.

    *MWAH*

    :) :) :)

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    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) Replied:

    sweety, jazmine is making more money with her songwriting in a day, than your ass make in a year…

    so nice try… ….

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    Oh…

    Is she also making more money that “YOU” do in a year?

    I thought so.

    Nice try also.

    *MWAH*

    :) :) :)

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    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) Replied:

    why would I care if shes making more money than me..im not the pressed b**** on here who felt the need to bring up a b**** that aint got s*** to do with the post, to make themselves feel good..

    thats what punk bitches do….when they cant defend their fav..they bring up other hoes that aint got s*** to do with the post…….

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    YEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!

    I love making these BITTER BITCHES mad…

    Have a f****** seat and stfu. Nobody asked for such a long-winded response, nor did I.

    Jazmine is still an INSIGNIFICANT FLOP and you will deal.

    *SMOOCHES*

    :) ;) :)

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    opd2 Replied:

    they bash her first nicki was always like that she never let anyone sh-t on her,no matter who it,s not like she came in the game disrespecting random people,she react when peeps mess with her this didn’t happen over night…guess you don’t understand that,respect go,s both way not because kim the rap legend you are obviously talking about is a legend don’t give her the right to dis nicki and you all expect nicki to turn the other cheek f-ck that,even through all this cr-p between the two nicki still let people now she ios one of her fav,but she isn’t going to let her dis her and get away na mean…you need to understand that.

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    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) Replied:

    no…nicki came out bashing other rappers..if you listen to her mixtapes, all she talks about how better she is, how all those rappers that came before her are crap..especially lil kim a….

    second….she came at kim first…….kim didnt respond at first, because she thought they were friends..there are alot of pics with kim and nicki together…..

    when kim finally respond..nicki waited 6 months later to come at kim..even went on radio shows, acting like she doesnt know why kim came at her..then she released the song stupid hoe…..and went on every radio show, tv shows..playing the victim….

    nicki is not a victim of s***..and with mariah, she started the s***..callin mariah “sir”….and because mariah said something about billboards…she went on twitter to call mariah a b**** and so on…get the f*** out of here….

    nicki always wants to throw rocks but when people throws it back, she wants to play victim..

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  • June 6, 2013 at 6:01 pm
    just sayin' says:
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    Nikki will do well if she returns to the hip hop world. Her flow is sick. Even though she really doesn’t rap about anything important.
    Also, TGJ focuses a lot on peoples downfall. Example we have yet to see a post on the rise of #beautiful on the hot 100. I bet if MC was declining it would be a post on that. Just sayin’

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    msteefromdc Replied:

    no her flow sucks. she sounds like she has a stuttering problem or she has terrets syndrome. you pick which one she has. that bytch is a flopping mess.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 6:46 pm
    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) says:
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    my fav isnt doing well on the charts, so let me bring up other bitches that aint got s*** to do with the post, and bash them..so people will forget how my fav suck..

    yes thats real smart……………I swear delusional is a hell of a drug..

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    Your #fave’ will ever remain a FLOP so who gives a f*** if I, or anybody else, decides to re-itterate that.

    L.M.F.A.O.

    #PawDatTho…

    *SMOOCHES*

    :) :) :)

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    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) Replied:

    my fav is a flop and yet you stay on her d***…..

    you brought her name up on a post that aint got s*** to do with her…and yet she’s the flop

    if this s*** wasnt so f****** pathetic,

    common sense would tell me that, if some other bish is beneath my fav, i wouldnt waste my time licking the juice out her vagina..

    delusional is a hell of a drug……

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    DIAMONDZ Replied:

    WAIT….

    You’re actually still trying Girl?

    L.M.F.A.O.

    b****… Please.

    You’re making Jasmine look bad.

    LOL.

    *Kisses @Rated XXX*

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    ratedxxx(my favs stays on)) Replied:

    I’m making jazmine look bad? dumb ass you brought her name up to bash her….

    you’re making yourself look bad idiot, ,,,bashing a b**** thats not relevant to the topic on hand…

    poor little tink tink…

    you just wanted some attention huh….

    for future reference stay in your f****** lane..stanning for nicki…
    coming for a b**** that didnt call for u is pathetic…and trying to play the victim..b**** please..stick to licking nicki’s juice

    thats all the attention you getting…

    silly rabbit tricks are for kids…

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  • June 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm
    Classy Bxtch says:
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    On behalf of the urban community, nicki b**** you are DOOONE!

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  • June 6, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    Kitty says:
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    Her music will sell no matter what, she has die hard fans, she just needs to do more promo to make them smash hits.

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  • June 6, 2013 at 8:29 pm
    nicko says:
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    :-) QUEENMINAJ

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  • June 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm
    msteefromdc says:
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    she’s such a flopwhore. she needs to give it up nobody is checkin for you no more nicki…your 15 minutes is definitely up now. i hear so many people disliking her. it’s so sad..sometimes i even feel sorry for her because her career peaked too fast. and to have your 2nd album flop and you re-released that bullshyt album again for it not to sell AGAIN is just shameful. Girl get all your promo deals out the way now before you get too old, cuz u almost there…and then move out the way for the next bytch to shyt all over your career. I hope they come in the game takin shots at Nicki, then she can see how Kim felt when it was done to her. KARMA’s a bytch!

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    YOUR FAVE GON GET DRAGGED H0. LICK THE p**** HONEY JUICE CHILEE Replied:

    When she came out in 07? 15 minutes of fame? 2nd album went to #1 on top 200 1.5m WW and Platinum? The Re-Up isn’t an album, its a re-release so of course it wont sell well, and it sold well when only 2 shops were stocking it. So that’s ridiculous even for you honey. Bye Kiii

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